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BMW HP2 / HP(2)N.........Old's Cool Hp2
« on: October 02, 2013, 07:12:49 am »
My mate Gary, (just joined the forum, Gigi) decided to pay homage tho the HPN marque by giving his Hp2 the old school look........

Makes me wanna get an Hp2 all over again! Awesome stuff Gary!

BMW Airheads / Homegrown HPN
« on: August 25, 2013, 12:04:51 pm »
Finally got round to fitting the 1100 rear suspension to my Airhead.........

BMW Airheads / 1100 swingarm on an Airhead
« on: June 12, 2013, 10:36:35 am »

Anybody in SA grafted the 1100 swingarm onto their airhead ala HPN style? I'm about to emabark on the project & it would be helpful to talk to someone who has done it already.

Planning a Ride / Lesotho Without a Passport?
« on: October 26, 2012, 11:38:49 am »
What are the chances of sneaking into Lesotho without a passport?

I am/was planning a trip through with some mates next week. I'm also going to the UK at the end of November, so my passport had to go in today for the UK visa. At best, I'll only get it back in about 3 weeks time.

Any of you know an entry point that I could sneak across?  >:D

p.s...I also have an old expired passport. How thorough are they at checking that kinda detail? :mwink:

Ride Reports / Tankwa, Cederberg, West Coast - In Video.
« on: August 12, 2011, 08:41:33 pm »
So I did this trip a little while back with 2 of my mates, uno Spanjaard, een Boertjie & one Englishman. (note the use of many languages so as not to offend anybody! >:D)

Here's a short (7 min) video:

Can someone embed it for me (& teach me how!) :thumleft:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Kf6LaSQfgwU" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/Kf6LaSQfgwU</a>

Travel light, only take the minimum number of items with you. OK, maybe 1 or 2 comfort items......

BMW Airheads / Please Sir, Can I Have an HPN?
« on: April 13, 2011, 10:37:51 am »
"So, have you heard the the joke about these three Germans? Halbfeld, Pepperl & Neher"!!!

If all goes well, I hope to use this line at the next annual airhead gathering! The only difference is that "P" in my HPN will stand for "Pienaar"! Yes, the Devil himself, SA's own Mr HPN, Altus. Very appropriate name, 'cos he temps you with a drug far more powerful than cocaine, weed or booze!

This thing is still in it's early stages & is just a little confusing to me, but I thought I'd get a thread going here to keep you updated & hopefully share some of the wealth of information that Dustdevil has to offer.
For starters, let me apologise to the Airhead purists 'cos I'm gonna be taking an absolutely beautiful bike to use as my donor!!!

Join my as act like a mine worker on payday, spending money like there's no tomorrow, facing imminent financial ruin, but building my dream! Feel free to comment (preferably positive as my impending financial stae is bound to make me cranky  >:D)

Let the games begin! :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

After reading Jimmy Manyi's comments about there being "too many Coloureds" in the Western Cape, I decided to change the colour scheme of my Hp2 to "better represent" the demographics of South Africa. You could say that it's still a little "too white", but this reflects the economy which is still predominently white controlled (Ref: Julias Malema). You will be pleased to see the increased use of black in the new colour scheme, this representing the "liberation of the people." After careful consideration, I made the seat overwhelmingly black. This will be where I sit, but in no way should you make any inference from the symbolism of this as it is merely coincidental. You will notice the small white stripes on the side of the seat which I have tried to keep in proportion to the far more dominent black.

.....and one more shot representing the rich wildlife in South Africa.......


Wild Dog Pictures / KTM 990 & BMW Hp2 at Play
« on: January 30, 2011, 05:49:31 pm »
A video of me & Paulsky at play................

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/4vPCRcF2KNg" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/4vPCRcF2KNg</a>

J-Dog taught me how to imbed the video!

Ride Reports / Me, My Boy &My Brand New Toy
« on: January 23, 2011, 06:29:31 pm »
I too lazy to do 2 reports, so check out some of the pics I posted under the equipment section http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=63494.0
I really like this new Contour GPS helmet cam thingy. I took me son out for a ride to Zuurberg today to try it out.

Check out the still pics............

Bit of rain on the lens...

I'm really liking my new toy!

Clothing and Equipment / Contour GPS Helmet Camera
« on: January 23, 2011, 03:51:01 pm »
I got myself the new Contour GPS helmet cam from Bikegear the other day & took it out for a test ride today. Video quality is excellent, but the feature I'm more interseted in is the the still picture mode. You can set it to take pics at intervals ranging from 1 to 60 seconds.

Here's a few pics (all of my son!). I've cropped a few & left a few stock for comparison. The lekker thing is when you upload them to Picasa, the little Google map shows you exactly where the pic was taken!

Me, my boy & my brand new toy!!! What a way to spend a Sunday! ;D ;D

Anyway, whatya think of the pics?

General Bike Related Banter / Farewell to a Biking Buddy
« on: January 21, 2011, 09:32:59 pm »
It is with great sadness that I learn't of the death a biking legend in these parts, Theeru Moodley.
Theeru, father of SA Superbike Champion, Arushen, was killed only meters from his house while riding one of his many bikes. Those who knew him will agree with me that he was a true giant in the motorcycling & motorsport circles. My condolences to Arushen & family.

Go well, Theeru.

General Bike Related Banter / Our very own ETS is Famous!!!!
« on: September 21, 2010, 01:12:57 pm »
Regular contributer & purchaser of my "never been raced" KTM 990, ETS, has made the big time.........photographed with Bike SA's Simon Fourie!!!

........."a keen Bike SA reader"!!!...........hel ETS, ek het beter van jou verwag! >:D

Just want to tell you about an incredible act of helpfulness from a fellow Dog.
I left at the begining of this week on my first bike trip since my dad passed away. (Full RR to follow). As I pulled into Wuppertal I noticed that my rear wheel of the Hp2 had broken more than half it's spokes (some over enthusiastic riding in the Tankwa Karoo!)
Stuck in the middle of nowhere, I used the phone at the local church & called old friend Jacko (forum whore of note) & said "help!" No probem he says, give me 5 minutes.

5 minutes later I get a call from John Webb, aka "Tau". He is taking the wheel of of his GS, loading it in the car & driving over 150km to bring the wheel to me!!!! All of this for a guy he doesn't even know!!!!!!!
Not only did he arrive with the wheel, he changed it for me too!!!!!

BIG UP for you, Tau!  You're a scholar & a gentleman AND a moerse lekker oke!!! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

P.S...Mods, maybe we should consider an "Honors Board" where we can acknowledge these super helpful Dogs?

Ride Reports / A Story of Courage
« on: December 06, 2009, 07:17:46 pm »
In January this year I learnt that my father had stage 4 colorectal cancer & had already spread to the liver & lungs. Although he has always been a fairly strong & active guy, the disease along with the effects of radiation & chemotherapy have taken their toll. I've been trying for a while now to put together a ride with my dad, but frequent hospital stays along with the side effects of chemo have often spoilt plans.
With a small break in the chemo cycle co-inciding with a birthday of a friend of ours down in Paarl, I decided this would be the perfect opportunity for a ride.

I called on my "never say no" riding buddies, Paulsky & Mario to join us on the ride from PE to Paarl over as many passes as we could find. On the day of departure, Mario told us his son (who's age is unknown!) would be joining us on his own bike. So here's a pictorial of 3 guys, a kid & the bravest old bugger I know!

Day 1 PE to Plett, the gang stop for refreshments
Fuel stop Karredow
Braai time in Plett

General Bike Related Banter / HP2 Has The Best Suspension
« on: September 14, 2009, 05:14:26 pm »
This picture should prove beyond all reasonable doubt the exeptional capabilities of the HP2's air suspension!!!!
Any suspension strong enough to handle my nanny, Nora, is good enough for me!!

General Bike Related Banter / New Street Shoes for my HP2!!!!
« on: July 29, 2009, 09:19:02 pm »
I got a pair of "Kerk skoene" to go with my hp2's
"veldskoene".  What ya think?

General Bike Related Banter / I've Jumped Ship...........to KTM
« on: February 04, 2008, 11:38:21 am »
Ever since the Alfie weekend & then seeing video of a 990  doing a burnout on a bar counter at the Rally Raid, I realised these KTM okes really know how to ""tear arse" & I gotta get one. After a GS, GS ADV & new GS ADV on order, I decided to cross over to "the wild side". It doesn't help that my regular riding buddie, Paulsky, is head of the church of KTMonology!

Now I can also get battered by the wind, feel the bike vibrate my fillings loose, pop wheelies & do burn outs like the rest of my orange clothed brothers!!!

Mine's the black one, Paulsky's the "S".........

General Bike Related Banter / Trailrider spotted in Baviaans
« on: September 24, 2007, 05:39:18 pm »
After last weekends Alfie Cox Festival, this weekend was "family time". So I decided to hit the Baviaans with the cage (...car). There I was , sitting at the Smitskraal campsite sucking on a frostie, watching all the lucky okes on bikes come flying past, when I see the unmistakeable site of a large guy with a green Springbok jacket on a small red bike..........!!!
Yip, it was Trailrider with Snap, Crackle,Pop in toe!

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